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Best Seattle-Area Playgrounds to Visit This Pandemic Season

Mask up, grab the kids and find a fun place to play around Seattle, the Eastside, and the North and South Sound

Nancy Chaney

Published on: November 30, 2020

Best Seattle-Area Playgrounds to Visit This Pandemic Season

Surrey Downs playground Bellevue kids playing newer parks and playground destinations
Colorful play elements at Bellevue's Surrey Downs Park. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel

Eastside playgrounds

Surrey Downs Park's new playground opened in Bellevue in 2019 and has been enticing families from near and far ever since. Bring your bikes and enjoy the peekaboo view of Mount Rainier.

The magical playground known as Castle Park will ignite your kids' imaginations and foster pretend play. Fairies, knights, archers and queens frolic here. Find this playground in Kirkland.

Spacious Fisher Creek Park in Snoqualmie has many fun play elements in its playground, including seven slides(!) and lots of space to play. Your kids may never want to leave — the sign of a great playground.

Bellevue's phenomenal Inspiration Playground can get busy, so plan your strike for early or late, or else bring a towel and brave the drizzle. This accessible play area in Downtown Park features giant twisting vines to climb on, whimsical playhouse structures and various slides, bouncers and swings.

At Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, you'll need a Discover Pass to park. But if you can swing the cost ($35/year), you'll be supporting all our amazing state parks and you'll have access to this park's super-cool play area. It's got a play mine, a climbing dome, toadstools and a saucer swing.

Next up: South Sound playgrounds

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